Former UN Director Khalid Malik gives talk at MCI

On Thursday, 21 March 2019, former UN Director Khalid Malik gave a talk at MCI on China’s development model.

During this talk, Khalid shared his view on China’s unique model of development. Based on his exposure to Chinese leadership and institutions, Khalid offered his view on how Chinese thinking of the Washington Consensus has evolved in consequence of the global financial crisis and the launch and promotion of the One Belt One Road Initiative.

Co-Chairman of the Global Sustainability Forum based in Rome, Khalid Malik was a former Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office from June 2011 until 31 August 2014. He has held a variety of senior management and substantive positions in the United Nations. He served as UN Resident Coordinator in China (2003–2010), Director, UNDP Evaluation Office (1997-2003) and Chair, UN Evaluation Group, and other senior-level advisor positions. Earlier he was UN Representative in Uzbekistan. He has been active on UN reform and has worked closely with development partners and UN intergovernmental bodies. In 2009, Mr Malik was one of ten “champions” - and the only foreigner - to be honoured for their contributions to the protection of the environment in China.

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